We're on fire
With apologies to Bruce Springsteen
"Hey dispatch, is there a truck around?
"This building's burning down to the ground
"Yeah, we got a big bad pyre
"So you know -- we've got fire"
"Tell me Engine One, is it really bad?
"We don't have resources we once had
"The costs, they just kept gettin' higher
"Yes, I know -- you've got fire"
"Sometimes it's like someone took a knife, Sammy, edgy and dull
"And cut a six-figure number from the middle of our budget"
"At night I wake up with the balance sheets red
"An election's looming right over my head
"So I tell the acting chief my desire
"Yo. So, Bill -- please cut fire"
Adapted, poorly, from I'm On Fire, recorded by Bruce Springsteen and released in 1985.